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Ceremony Marks Opening Of CSWR Meditation Room

October 6, 2010

Author: Jonathan G. Beasley

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/10/ceremony-marks-opening-of-cswr-meditation-room/

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School dedicated its new nondenominational meditation room in a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 4. New CSWR director Francis X. Clooney presided over the event, which drew a large audience composed of...

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Inter-Faith Council Condemns West Bank Mosque Burning

October 6, 2010

Author: Judith Sudilovsky

Source: ENI

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4467

The Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land has expressed "grave concern" over the 3 October burning by militant Israeli settlers of a mosque in the West Bank village of Beit Fajar near Bethlehem.

 

"The CRIHL strongly condemns these and similar acts of vandalism and arson which have taken place in the past year," said the council in a...

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Jewish Settlers Replace Korans Burnt In West Bank

October 5, 2010

Author: Joseph Nasr

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/05/jewish-settlers-replace-korans-burnt-in-west-bank/

Jewish settlers on Tuesday gave new copies of the Koran to Palestinians in a West Bank village whose mosque was burned in an attack blamed by Palestinians on militants in the settler movement.

 

Several copies of Islam's holy book were scorched in the...

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'Bosniaks' Bring Piece of Home to Boise In Newly Opened Mosque

October 3, 2010

Author: Bethann Stewart

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/10/03/1365007/bosniaks-bring-piece-of-home-to.html

Vacant and neglected for four years, a former church building on the corner of Cloverdale and Lake Hazel roads in Southwest Boise now glows bright white and green from new paint.

 

The Islamic arches along the porch are about as common here as the rolling...

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First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center

October 2, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/nyregion/03muslim.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Visitors to the upper floors of the Muslim community center planned for near ground zero would walk through lofty spaces — for art exhibitions, for contemplation and prayer, for programs on interreligious dialogue, for a 9/11 memorial — as sunlight streams through...

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India Less Tense After Court Verdict On Holy Site

October 1, 2010

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093000523.html

Schools, shops and businesses reopened Friday as fears of violence ebbed in northern India following a court order to divide a disputed holy site between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Thousands of government forces...

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On Gandhi’s Birthday, GreenFaith Announces Hindu And Jain Scholar In Residence

October 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Greenfaith

http://greenfaith.org/media/press-releases/on-gandhi2019s-birthday-greenfaith-announces-hindu-and-jain-scholar-in-residence

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, GreenFaith is pleased to announce that Dr. Pankaj Jain has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen...

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Youth Drama Tackles Religious Tolerance In Lebanon

October 1, 2010

Author: Catherine Batruni

Source: The Daily Star/Lebanon News

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_ID=1&article_ID=119879&categ_id=1#axzz11gHuzwiV

“Kilna Bil Hayy” (“All of us in the neighborhood”) is a weekly Lebanese television drama that tells the story of six children who live in the same neighborhood and attend the same school.

 

The children are...

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Third Anniversary of Buddhist Monk Massacre In Myanmar Commemorated

September 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,9555,0,0,1,0

Politicians, human rights activists and religious leaders took part in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo yesterday. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself.

 

Human rights activists, lawmakers and religious...

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Hindus Help Rebuild Mosque In Karnataka Village

September 28, 2010

Author: Vincent D'Souza

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6639377.cms?frm=mailtofriend

As the nation anxiously awaits one mosque verdict, villagers in Karnataka's Gadag district have made their judgment clear as far as their local mosque is concerned. The spirited folk of Purtageri, a village around 500km from Bangalore, dissolved religious lines to come together and rebuild a mosque...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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